It was 30 years ago today - May 8, 1983 - that popular racer Jim Dunn died in a tragic and fiery crash at Paducah Int'l. Raceway. His death shocked and saddened the blossoming sport of dirt late model racing, as he was the first high-profile racer in NDRA history to lose his life in a racing accident.
The precise events of that day remain somewhat clouded, even though the race took place in front of a packed grandstand on a bright Sunday afternoon. Those who were present recall that conditions MORE